A date has been set for the opening of newly expanded parking lot at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. City Manager Tony Ramos announced that the north lot will officially open Friday, March 22.
However, in order to prepare for the opening, the Wilderness Park will have to close first. The city will shut off access to the park entirely on Wednesday and Thursday, March 20 and 21 as construction is finalized. In addition to park closure, Mills Road north of Mt. Baldy and the Wilderness Park’s south lot at Mills and Mt. Baldy will also be closed to traffic.
Claremont Graduate University has announced the winner of the 2013 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.
Poet and essayist Marianne Boruch has taken the $100,000 prize, one of the largest poetry awards in the United States, for her 2011 poetry collection The Book of Hours.
The award is given each year to a poet who is past the beginning stages of his or her career but who has yet to reach its pinnacle.
“We are delighted to honor these poets and celebrate their achievements,” Wendy Martin, director of the Tufts Poetry Awards, said.
Walter’s Restaurant will host a fundraiser to benefit Ruth M. Bobo, a retired Claremont High School English and creative writing teacher, on Saturday, March 16.
Anyone who stops by for lunch between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on that day—which happens to be Mrs. Bobo’s 75th birthday—needs only to mention her name and Walter’s will donate 15 percent of their purchase to the Ruth M. Bobo Fund.
The Claremont City Council Tuesday night will decide whether or not to adopt a resolution supporting the assault weapons ban of 2013. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 225 W. First St.
Rush hour at the Claremont Wilderness Park is usually around Saturday and Sunday mornings as many visitors seek to enjoy the outdoors on their day off. With the new parking lot near the entrance still not open, park goers still ignore the no parking signs along Mills Avenue south of the park. Here's one driver that learned the hard way. By 10 a.m. Saturday, Claremont police officer Stephanie Vienna had given well over 30 parking tickets with plenty of cars to go. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Frederic J. Curlin, a Claremont resident and an anesthesiologist with Kaiser Hospital in Fontana, died on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
A memorial service for Dr. Curlin is set for Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at Claremont United Church of Christ, located at 233 W. Harrison Ave. in Claremont. No details on the cause of death are currently available.
While Claremont residents discuss water locally, Claremont’s Assemblyman Chris Holden is continuing the discussion at the state level.
On a rare day off from his duties up in Sacramento, Mr. Holden stopped by the COURIER recently to give an update on his plans for the 41st District, which now includes the city of Claremont. One of his top priorities is calling on the California Public Utilities Commission to hold a meeting in town. He confirmed his outreach to the government-elected utilities board last week.
“I’m trying to enable a deeper level of communication,” Mr. Holden said. “The first step is just opening the discussion.”
Academy Award winning actor Geena Davis delivers a speech titled “Gender Equality in Modern Media” to a standing room only crowd Thursday evening at Garrison Theater on the Scripps College campus. Ms. Davis talked about her efforts to increase the number, and quality, of roles available to female actors in film and television. Check out our complete coverage. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont-based nonprofit Shoes That Fit is calling on help from the community for its annual Spring for Shoes campaign, which kicks off today.
Now through March 24, Shoes That Fit and the Claremont Village Marketing Group are asking for new athletic shoes and socks, among other items, to be donated to children in need.
Ten years after fire forced the closure of north Claremont’s Sycamore Canyon, the beloved park and accompanying trailheads are open once more. A line of park visitors tested the new foot path up the canyon on Saturday during the grand re-opening of Sycamore Canyon Park. The canyon trail is a short easy stroll to the ruins of an old cabin however the Park's renovation also includes a path that connects to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The AARP invites those 55 and older to take part in a new classroom-based defensive driving course designed for those seeking to sharpen their driving skills. The class will meet on Wednesday and Thursday, March 13 and 14, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Joslyn Senior Center.
Assemblyman Chris Holden invites his Claremont constituents to join in on an open house next Saturday, March 16 to share concerns about the 41st Assembly District, which includes the city of Claremont.
The free event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. at the new district office, located at 600 N. Rosemead Blvd., Suite 117 in Pasadena. All members of the public are invited. For more information, call 626-577-9944. Mr. Holden’s district office is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Read about Mr. Holden’s recent legislative action in this Friday’s edition of the COURIER.
Claremont constituents have spoken. Mayor Larry Schroeder and Councilmember Corey Calaycay will serve another 4 years on the Claremont City Council. Claremont voters took to the polls on Tuesday to fill the local council’s 2 open seats. Resident Michael Keenan was the only one to answer the call to run against council incumbents in an 11th hour decision the day candidate forms were due. The final votes have yet to be finalized, but here are the latest figures. Larry Schroeder, 3197 votes, 45.6%; Corey Calaycay 3048 votes, 43.4% and Michael Keenan, 773 votes, 11%. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Holding out for a hybrid? You have until approximately 2 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2013 to buy tickets for the Claremont Educational Foundation’s 2012-2013 Toyota Prius Car Raffle.
Tickets to win a 2012 Toyota Prius C, donated to the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF) by Claremont Toyota, are $20. They are being sold by members of the CEF board and at various locations in the Claremont Unified School District, including the school offices at Chaparral, Condit, Mountain View, Sumner, Danbury, Oakmont, Sycamore and El Roble schools.